Mystic Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Saison

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Barrel Program beers are entirely fermented and aged in wood barrels. For millenia wood was an essential part of the brewing process - long before the advent of stainless steel. This beer was fermented in barrels formerly used for chardonnay wines. As such, it expresses and essence of its former contents along with the classic vanilla of French oak.

Bottle, 750ml.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10562) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2017
750 cc from Frank Smiths. Pours clear, straw colored with frothy, white head. Nose is white wine grapes, oak, hops, vanilla. Tastes semi-dry, floral, grapey-fruity, some oak, hops, complex and smooth finish. This one is great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7811) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle share at Leightons 15K. Many thanks to Leighton. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is pick n mix sweets, dusty antiperspirant, chalk with some wine notes. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is buttery oak, whisky notes, dry white wine, straw in the finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18919) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle split at LKS 15K splash down, thanks to the Man of the moment, 02/11/15. Hazed orange golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, straw, pissy citric rinds, farmyard, woody notes, funk. Taste comprises light yeast strains, apricot, lemon rind, funk, wooded tones, white grapes, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
2nd November 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. LKS 15K bash. Thanks to Leighton. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has modest fine carbonation. Very light malts with a light vanilla oak. Soft wine and grape and very light pear. Light semi dry finish. Light but still manages to enchant despite its dryness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 2, 2015
75cl bottle thanks to the man himself. Shared at CBC CG, London at the 15k tasting. It pours a very hazy golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is tart sweet light funk white wine apricots lemon juice grass lychee. Taste has more tart woody citric notes, with funk lemon apricots brett and vanilla an bourbon notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, excellent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10k 15k tasting at craft beer co. Many thanks to Leighton. Hazed yellow golden coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is grapey. Tangy, hint of smoke, apple, must. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, grainy, straw, saison. Little age on this, dried apple. Palatr is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Little vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14203) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Leighton. It pours cloudy pale gold with a decent white head. The nose is soft, earthy, white wine, gooseberry, cracker, milky coconut, wood and straw. The taste is crisp, clean, minerals, earthy, funky, white wine, gooseberry, light vanilla and sweet wood with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20792) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle shared in London at CBC Clerkenwell at the 15k tasting. Picked up in the US. Pours lightly hazy gold with a creamy white head. Restrained aroma, some pale wood, light doughy bread, a little apricot. Medium sweet flavor with pale bread, hints of toffee, golden raisins, wheat, low bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish, more sugary bread, golden raisins, white grape, apple, light vanilla. Tasty stuff overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8096) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle at Pauls May 2014 tasting courtesy of Max. Pours a golden body with nice thick white head and lace. Aroma consists of light fruity yeast, wine barrel, spice and light funky floral character. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of funky fruit, light barrel, flowers and light hop. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3855) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. pours cloudy gold. nose is chardonnay and oak. tastes very oaky, of brett, chardonnay, white grape juice, lemon, and hay. sweet finish.


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